Neoseeker : News : Microsoft closing Xbox video programming studio as part of 18,000 layoff restructuring
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bluexy Jul 17, 14
I've heard a lot of questions regarding Remedy's Quantum Break and how these layoffs will affect the game's development, what with a show announced to complement the game. I haven't heard anything official regarding the subject just yet, but I'm keeping my eye out.
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FoneBoneFan15 Jul 17, 14
Microsoft HAS to close Xbox video programming studio so that they can cut their budget.
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raytay286 Jul 18, 14
Wrong "effect"
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bloobloofish Jul 18, 14
That 18,000 layoffs sure doesn't bode well. R.I.P Xbox.
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Tommy Vercetti Jul 18, 14
Nothing to do with Xbox dying. They're restructuring into more gaming than media.
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bluexy Jul 18, 14
quote bloobloofish
That 18,000 layoffs sure doesn't bode well. R.I.P Xbox.
Apparently at least 12,500 are coming from Nokia, which Microsoft acquired not so long ago.
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vertabre Jul 20, 14
It's not surprising that they made cuts, considering they acquired Nokia within the past 12 months. Usually they make cuts when doing such things. Kinda glad that they are going to shift the focus back to games a little more. Hope all those affected by the layoffs find jobs quickly. Nobody ever wants to see mass layoffs, but that's what business's do at times.
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